Fantasy

 

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Shadow gets released from prison early  after the tragic death of his wife and best friend, and then the gets a job protecting the  mysterious Mr. Wednesday.

 

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Gentleman Bastards, a group of con men, take on the mysterious Gray King who is taking over the underworld.

 

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

A Farm boy, named Eragon, finds a mysterious stone which turns out to be a dragon egg.

 

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

The story follows Bilbo Baggins and his adventure to get a share of Smaug’s, a dragon, treasure.

 

The Iliad by Homer

The classical epic poem of the Trojan War, the hero Achilles, and the gods that caused it.

 

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The story of the “boy who lived” and his development until he faces “he who shall not be named”.

 

The Black Company Series by Glenn Cook

The story follows the elite mercenary group known as the Black Company, and their dealings with the Lady, the ruler of the Northern Empire.

 

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

When their village is attacked by Trollocs searching to capture them, Rand al’Thor and his two friends flee to stop the attacks.

 

The Drenai Series by David Gemmell

The books follow the history of the Drenai nation and its heroes throughout  the ages.

  

The Witcher Series by Andrzej Sapkowski

The story of Geralt of Rivia, a man who uses his magic to fight monsters to make the world a little safer.

 

Nine Princes of Amber by Roger Zelezny

A man wakes up in New York and finds out he’s the crown prince of Amber.

 

The Odyssey by Homer

Another epic poem that follows where the Iliad leaves off about Odysseus’s journey back home and the troubles that meet him and his crew along the way.

 

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien

This book series picks up where the Hobbit left off, with Frodo Baggins inheriting the One Ring, and is given the mission to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom.

 

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King

The series follows the Gunslinger, the last member of a knightly order, along his    journey to the Dark Tower, a building that is said to be the nexus of all universes.

 

Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

In an alternate history in 19th century England where magic once was, the magic has returned with two men.

 

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Set in a world dominated by the an oppressive theocracy, human souls exist outside of their bodies as dæmons

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

The Story of King Arthur’s early, as well as adult, life.

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Four children travel to another world through a magical wardrobe.

 

Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard

A collection of short stories following Conan the Barbarian.

 

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The book series that is the basis of the hit television show. Follow a group of  characters and the three noble houses in the land of Westeros.